10:06am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Interstellar' Matthew McConaughey Is a Huge 'Star Wars' Fan (Video)
The second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens took the Internet by storm when it was released Thursday, prompting many fans to confess their emotional reactions to the sight of Harrison Ford's Han Solo returning. But no matter how intense it got for you, it was so much more so for Matthew McConaughey.
A new video combining footage of the actor in Interstellar and the Force Awakens trailer has gone viral, showing McConaughey experience various emotions as he watches the new footage, culminating in full-blown tears by the time Ford appears onscreen.
It's a twist on a familiar formula — the McConaughey footage has previously been used to "react" to the videogame Myst, a parody of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" video and much more, with an entire YouTube channel devoted to the meme.
Of course, that doesn't make the Star Wars reaction video any less potent — or understandable. Trust us, Matthew: I know exactly how you felt.